LIVE: Freedom 251, world's cheapest smartphone launch event

In a move that is set to disrupt the smartphone market in India, Noida-based handset maker Ringing Bells is all set to launch India's most affordable smartphone on Wednesday, pricing it at just Rs 251.

By Rd. Alexander | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 19:28

In a move that is set to disrupt the smartphone market in India, Noida-based handset maker Ringing Bells is all set to launch India's most affordable smartphone on Wednesday, pricing it at just Rs 251.

17 February 2016, 19:28 PM

According to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ringing Bells was set up on September 2015 with three directors, Mohit Kumar Goel, Sushma Devi, and Rajesh Kumar.

The directors had been in agricultural business but ventured into technology business, the ministry said.

17 February 2016, 19:22 PM

It features a 3.2-MP rear camera and a 0.3-MP front facing camera and a 1,450-mAh battery.

Freedom 251 comes with a series of pre-installed apps including Women Safety, Swachh Bharat, Fisherman, Farmer, Medical, WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube.

Bookings for the Freedom 251 will start 6 am from Thursday and will close on February 21 at 8 pm.

17 February 2016, 19:14 PM

It is interesting to note that at Rs 251 only, Freedom 251 is a little cheaper than 1GB of net pack which comes for about Rs 254 :)

Freedom 251 comes even cheaper than branded headphones/earphones which are priced at about Rs 500 and more...

17 February 2016, 19:11 PM

The launch is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for “empowering India to the last person, transforming India’s growth story”, the Noida-based Ringing Bells said, the company that is behind the world's cheapest smartphone.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikkar will launch the smartphone ‘Freedom 251’.

17 February 2016, 18:53 PM

In a move that is set to disrupt the smartphone market in India, Noida-based handset maker Ringing Bells is all set to launch India's most affordable smartphone on Wednesday, pricing it at just Rs 251.

At just USD 4, it is also hailed as the world's cheapest smarthphone.

It comes with a 4-inch qHD display ans is powered by a Qualcomm 1.3-GHz quad-core processor with 1 GB RAM. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop and will have an onboard storage of 8 GB which is expandable memory of up to 32 GB via microSD card.